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Warner Brothers "Break Downs" and "Blow Ups" 1936-1947


Published 1936


These are most of the surviving Blooper reels produced by The Warner Club an organisation comprising Warner Bros Stars and Crew. These reels were produced most years and shown at their annual dinner to poke fun at the mistakes that had been made during that year's productions.

Some of the people who appear
Eddie Acuff, Eddie Albert, Mary Astor, Ralph Bellamy, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, George Brent, Sheila Bromley, James Cagney, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Gary Cooper, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Henry Fonda, Dick Foran, Kay Francis, John Garfield, Bonita Granville, Rita Hayworth, Hugh Herbert, Ian Hunter, Isabel Jeans, Paul Kelly, Patric Knowles, Margaret Lindsay, Gene Lockhart, Carole Lombard, Paul Muni, Pat O'Brien, Hugh O'Connell, Nat Pendleton, Mary Philips, Dick Powell, Dick Purcell, George Raft, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, Ronald Reagan, George Reeves, Addison Richards, Edward G. Robinson, Rosalind Russell, Ann Sheridan, Sylvia Sidney, James Stewart, Rudy Vallee, Sammy White, Jane Wyman, Walter Young

PLEASE NOTE: The films are public domain. The above descriptive text is not. Please ask permission before reusing this text in any way.


Producer The Warner Club
Production Company Warner Bros
Audio/Visual sound, B/W
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Reviews

Reviewer: duncanangus - - November 26, 2011
Subject: Oh Boy
So fun to see some of the greatest actor's make flubs. Especially fun to see their reactions afterwards; everything from a snicker/bellylaugh, to a string of swear words and even a little jig. Very sweet to see them try again and again as they sweltered under the blazing lights (and no a/c) bringing to life characters for us all to enjoy.
Reviewer: rclo - - May 16, 2011
Subject: Funny when sober; funnier when drunk
I'm glad to have seen these, because we never did at the time they were made. However, I imagine these were a lot funnier when seen once each year on a belly full of champagne. Seeing one after the other got a little repetitious.

I think the exclamation of choice in 75+% of the bloopers was "god dammit." I got a little tired of hearing it.

It was interesting to notice which actors weren't amused when the other actor screwed up.
Reviewer: BetsyBooth - - January 10, 2011
Subject: Breakdowns of 1939
Priscilla Lane was too funny.
Reviewer: bobsluckycat - - October 28, 2010
Subject: Fun At The Factory
Having seen most of the films these out-takes are from, they are especially funny knowing the context. Having been an actor used to rehearsals to get this out of your system and to get your lines and character down correctly, I can see why film takes can get hairy. I'll take live theatre any day, especially doing drama. These are really fun. Too bad we don't have them from other studios. Enjoy.
Reviewer: CKohls - - August 5, 2010
Subject: Brilliant
It's common to see contemporary actors messing up via DVDs and TV, but how often do you see actors in the 30s doing it? I love these kinds of candid moments. I'm surprised to see so many of the women swearing. Watching Porky Pig say B*tch was the funniest thing in the world, though. I wish we had '43 '44 & '45. These are great!
Reviewer: babe917 - - January 7, 2010
Subject: a rare find
i've never seen bloopers from old movies! what a rare find!! and i came upon this by accident!

i didn't want them to end!! this was excellent!! thank you!
Reviewer: Chez_When - - November 13, 2009
Subject: No "F-Bombs" Here
These are great, especially the ones with Ronald Reagan. The future "Pres" could really cut-up. Very funny.
Reviewer: rgs_uk - - July 7, 2009
Subject: Thanks
These are great!
Reviewer: billbarstad - - May 27, 2009
Subject: Wow!
These are great! Thanks so much.
Reviewer: bearpuf - - May 26, 2009
Subject: Absolutely Marvelous
It's a relief to learn that many of my childhood heroes were human.
Reviewer: bartfarb - - May 25, 2009
Subject: thanks
this is cool. I have seen one of these but not the rest.
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